Cancelled TV shows are nothing new. It happens every year, sometimes several times a year. Shows get pulled for low ratings, or sometimes because one of the stars found themselves in a heap of trouble (looking at you, Kevin Spacey). But right around this time every year, networks get ready for upfronts season. That’s when all the new pilots and shows come out. Basically, they throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and see what sticks. To make room for new shows next season, networks are clearing out their line-ups. So it’s time to say goodbye to some of these shows. Kevin is going to have to keep on waiting.
It’s always rough if your favorite was one of the cancelled TV shows. But the list has some that I’ve honestly never even heard of!
ABC’s Quantico got the axe, which is sort of surprising! I’ve heard good things about this show. But maybe people hear enough about the FBI in the news that they don’t want their escape TV to be another reminder, LOL.
Another ABC show that got the boot is Marvel’s Inhumans.
Considering how popular comic book stuff is right now, I was a little shocked by this one, too. But reviews were mixed, and comic book fans can be VERY particular.
CBS said goodbye to Kevin Can Wait. So he’ll just … keep waiting, I suppose.
Can we stop giving Kevin James the same TV show over and over? I feel like every vehicle for him is basically King of Queens in a different city. Or with a different wife.
Over at NBC, Rise is no more. I LOVED the first couple of episodes. But it started to get stale. It was like very dramatic Glee.
I loved the premise of the show. A group of unlikely high school kids brought together by the drama department and a tenacious teacher. But I felt like it couldn’t decide if it was for grown-ups or teens.
Last week, we heard the news that fan-fav Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled by Fox. And it was! But NBC rescued it for a 6th season!
The reaction to that cancellation was swift and loud, and Fox’s loss is definitely NBC’s gain. Brooklyn Nine-Nine forever!
Here’s the full list of cancelled TV shows (so far). Condolences if your favorites got the boot!
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Ten Days in the Valley
Kevin Can Wait
Me, Myself & I
Wisdom of a Crowd
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (picked up by NBC)
The Last Man on Earth
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